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"Smith Field" Home of the Flying Tigers Radio Control Club

Smith Field is named in memory of Bill Smith, the original field owner and a valued member of the Flying Tigers RC Club. Bill passed away in October of 1999. His presence at the field and within our club has been missed by all that knew him. May his dreams of the greatest model airpark live on.

GPS... Long , 79o  45'  52" west  ... Lat , 42o  59' 15" north

  Smith Field is located in North Cayuga on Townline Road west from Hwy 56.... One Kilometer north of Hwy 3. We are the second driveway on the south side...... look for the gate with our Flying Tiger sign on it.
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  I first saw our flying site one winter's day 1997, accompanied with Bill Smith and Henry Hirschmann. Just a plowed field, about six acres in size. Little left over stalks of corn sticking up through the whisks of snow. It didn't seem like much at that point, but a dream was being developed in our heads, a dream that now has become a reality. My only regrets; that Bill is not here any longer to see the vision we all had that day.

As soon as spring came the club went to work on this piece of property. Plowing, planting, fertilizing just to start. We also had to construct a driveway to get in and out of the place. While this was being done, an amendment to the zoning bylaw was presented to the town of Cayuga. After the red tape, what we had was a bylaw stating that as long as we operate the club from this parcel of land, the zoning would be recreational (model aircraft use).

Now with the end of 1998 in sight the club moved to the new field "Smith Field" for 1999, where we still conduct our sport/hobby. Since this time, many changes and upgrades to the club field has taken place. We now have a spectator area, Pit area and two grass runways. Both the spectators and the pit area's have sun shelters. We boast; picnic tables, one of the nicest out houses I have ever seen (Two Holer.. No waiting) (with water),  Unlimited space to fly our models and the nicest bunch I have ever flown with.

I could go on and on about our beloved "Smith Field" but come see for yourselves. Spectators are always welcome.

Brian Graham
Past President Flying Tigers R/C Club
March 29th 2002

Pictures from "Smith Field" Home of the Flying Tigers.

Aerial Photographs:      

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Ground Shots:

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Our New Frequency Control Station. Second to none!

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